The SFI/TRI course includes the required minimum of 25 hours Teaching and Learning. It is conducted using a mix of classroom and type specific Full Flight Simulator (FFS) resources and takes the candidate through the essential practical exercises of instruction required to qualify for type rating training privileges.

Entry Requirements

An applicant for a TRI rating shall:

  1. hold a CPL, MPL or ATPL pilot licence on the applicable aircraft category;
  2. for a TRI(MPA) certificate:
    1. have completed 1500 hours flight time as a pilot on multi-pilot aeroplanes; and
    2. have completed, within the 12 months preceding the date of application, 30 route sectors, including take-offs and landings, as PIC or co-pilot on the applicable aeroplane type, of which 15 sectors may be completed in an FFS representing that type;

An applicant for an SFI certificate shall:

  1. hold or have held a CPL, MPL or ATPL in the appropriate aircraft category;
  2. have completed the proficiency check for the issue of the specific aircraft type rating in an FFS representing the applicable type, within the 12 months preceding the application; and
  3. additionally, for an SFI(A) for multi-pilot aeroplanes or SFI(PL), have:
    1. at least 1 500 hours flight time as a pilot on multi-pilot aeroplanes or powered-lift, as applicable;
    2. completed, as a pilot or as an observer, within the 12 months preceding the application, at least:
      1. 3 route sectors on the flight deck of the applicable aircraft type; or
      2. 2 line-orientated flight training-based simulator sessions conducted by qualified flight crew on the flight deck of the applicable type. These simulator sessions shall include 2 flights of at least 2 hours each between 2 different aerodromes, and the associated pre-flight planning and de-briefing;

Groundschool (Teaching and Learning Course)

  • The learning process;
  • The teaching process;
  • Training philosophies;
  • Techniques of applied instruction;
  • Student evaluation and testing;
  • Training program development;
  • Human performance and limitations relevant to flight instruction;
  • Specific hazards involved in simulating systems failures and malfunctions in the aircraft during flight;
  • Training administration.

Simulator (Type Specific Course)

Courses can be tailored depending on previous instructional experience and authority requirements if different to EASA, further details on request.